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B2B Integration Study

New research released from The University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute uncovers the evolution of B2B integration, including supply chain trends, issues and challenges expected in 2016 and beyond.

What is EDI?

A short description of what EDI is and why it is important.

An Introduction to EDI

Getting started with EDI can seem like a daunting proposition. At first sight it can be difficult, highly technical, and even obscure. Once you dig a little deeper, however, you quickly see that EDI can be a great deal of help to small and midsized businesses that are seeking to automate their order processing and invoicing systems. From reduced workforce costs to increased accuracy, EDI can deliver the promise of E-Commerce to small and mid-sized businesses around the world. This e-book provides an in-depth introduction to EDI, along with a primer on getting the most out of your EDI investment.

Enterprise EDI Integration

Integrating EDI into the enterprise offers significant benefits to both small and large businesses. In part 1 of this white paper we explore the need for integration.

ERP and EDI Integration Methods

Designing or re-engineering ERP solutions to incorporate EDI-based Supply Chain Management is never a simple task. At the outset, investigation of EDI integration strategies will reveal two basic approaches, each being vociferously advocated by those representing a methodology while simultaneously depreciating the value of the other approach. The rub is that they cannot all be right or all be wrong.

Getting Strategic with EDI

Using EDI to manage your business can be purely reactive and can also be a strategic core-competency that drives growth. Having a critical understanding of EDI, how it impacts your business, and how you can maximize use of this technology is critical for any small and mid-sized business in today's market of margin pressures and high competition. Find out what the three phases of EDI adoption are and how to be ready for them.

Why EDI is important to the Merchant

For many organizations, developing B2B integration with suppliers is a company initiative sponsored by departments other than the merchandising community. The merchants are asked to simply get on board with the initiative and play the cards they're dealt. But the savvy merchant will gain an upper hand by leading such an initiative in order to leverage and steer it for their productive gain. This white paper discusses how merchants can benefit from EDI through an improved inventory turn, a lighter administrative burden, and additional opportunities to drive top-line revenue.

What the Retail CFO needs to know about EDI

For most retailers, whether you are strictly a brick-and mortar chain or you have a multi-channel presence, the key to long-term growth and profitability is to have an efficient supply chain model. A key component of a strong supply chain model is the high level of integration you have with your suppliers. Whether your goals are simply to have a systems-based procure-to-pay cycle or to have collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment, you fill find it painfully difficult if not impossible to achieve without EDI.

Five Questions to Ask Your Data Integration Provider

From empowering financial drivers like order-to-cash cycles, to creating the foundation needed to deploy business critical strategies, data integration is at the core of creating a modern data infrastructure. As mid-sized organizations embark on data integration projects and strategies, the first step is often learning where to go for help. While providers of data integration software and services for enterprise organizations are well-known and widely available, deploying these enterprise tools in mid-sized companies can often be limiting, due to cost constraints and length of deployment considerations. As you embark on your search for such viable data integration providers, there are several questions that will allow you to select a partner that will make the process easier, affordable, and successful. While the considerations can be numerous, there are five key areas that any mid-sized company must carefully consider when choosing data integration software.

Enterprise EDI Integration

Integrating EDI into the enterprise offers significant benefits to both small and large businesses. In part 1 of this white paper we explore the need for integration.

Planning for Success in Data Integration Deployments

Getting your data integration project approved is only the first part of ensuring that your likelihood of success is high. According to a recent TDWI survey, over 80% of data integration projects fail or are completed behind schedule and over budget. Learn how to avoid becoming one of the 80% through some simple but effective planning methodology.

Realizing the Benefits of EDI in Retail

Deploying EDI has saved national retailers millions of dollars by reducing costs of processing transactions. Find out with this white paper how your retail operation can benefit significantly from the advantages of EDI.

Saving Money Through EDI Integration

The importance of effectively using EDI and expanding the value proposition to mid-sized businesses is paramount. This white paper discusses how your business can integrate EDI into its ERP software, improving efficiency and reducing operational costs by eliminating mistakes and chargebacks.

Small Business EDI Integration

EDI integration has been successfully implemented in large, Fortune 500 organizations for many years with concrete, measurable returns on investment. The surprising part for most small businesses is that EDI integration can make a significant positive impact even at low revenue numbers. Data integration can provide ultimate efficiency: increased inventory turns and reduced labor costs that every business aspires to achieve. The cost savings can be dramatic even for a modest operation that would ordinarily never consider a data integration solution. What's a small business to do? This white paper discusses how small-sized businesses can best benefit from EDI integration, and what steps to take to adopt EDI.

The Three Stages of E-Commerce

As technology has evolved, e-commerce has made the transition from being the exclusive domain of large, resource-rich organizations to a means of communication and exchange of transaction information for companies of all sizes. The challenge for a modern business is to select the electronic commerce model that provides the greatest return on investment while also providing the greatest benefit to the organization. This white paper discusses the three types of e-commerce and how to best select the type that best suits your specific organization.

Top 5 Mistakes of EDI Integration

Integrating EDI into your ERP or accounting system is one of the best business decisions you can make. Poor planning, lack of clarity and ownership, however, can quickly turn your EDI integration project into a costly mistake that can have disastrous results. This white paper discusses how to avoid the key mistakes in EDI integration and guarantee success.

Turning Data Integration into a Financial Driver for Mid-Sized Companies

As mid-sized companies begin to explore the challenges of multiple repositories of data and how to best deal with them, it may become tempting to look at the integration of that data as a cost of doing business. Taking that discussion one level deeper, however, will reveal key financial and business advantages that are generated by having a sound and well-thought-out data integration strategy. From decreasing order-to-cash cycles to powering business intelligence operations and improving inventory management, data integration is the backbone of how modern enterprises improve productivity and increase operational throughput. This white paper discusses the benefits of data integration for mid-sized businesses and how best to approach a project of that scale.

Trends in Healthcare / Life Sciences and Their Impact on Electronic Commerce

With healthcare costs soaring, administrative costs comprising a whopping 7% of healthcare expenses, and increased concerns about medical errors and counterfeiting, to name a few challenges, various government agencies in the US are taking legislative action. This article will address the most recent changes impacting those who trade in the US market—across the whole value chain—and the impact the Affordable Care Act and other recent legislation will have on the deployment of standard electronic commerce communications.

How Managed EDI Tools Offset Supply Chain Risk And Complexity

Regardless of the size or scope of their businesses, retailers that engage a managed services provider for EDI both eliminate complexity from trading partner relationships and get critical help bridging the retailer/supplier gap. This white paper discusses how managed EDI tools benefit the retailer, and explores how EDI can reduce the risks and the complexities associated with the modern retail supply chain.

Making Technology Decisions that Scale with Your Business

De facto, we are in business to do business with our trading partners. As such, we have to communicate and transact with our trading partners—customers and suppliers. Joining the ranks of those who use electronic commerce (EDI) with your trading partners may feel like a task or expense, but it is a sign that you are now considered a serious player by your partners. Compliant EDI is more than just table stakes to get in the game. It is a key enabler to growth.

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Case Studies

Supplier Focused



Flowmaster reduces order processing time with DiCentral DiTranslator


Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools Uses DiUnite to Automate EDI Processes with Oracle E-Business Suite


Neiman Marcus

The Neiman Marcus Group deploys shared inventory and B2B integration with DiCentral's EDI solutions. Case study DiCentral and Neiman Marcus

BabySwede LLC

BabySwede chose DiIntegrator Multi-User to meet its EDI needs: "DiIntegrator simply has everything we need in order to supply our customers more efficiently and cost-effectively," said Mr. Infante. "With its dynamic shipment, order, and process management, as well as its capability to integrate with Sage Peachtree, DiIntegrator was the best choice for us."

Skin Sake

Founded by pharmacist Jeff Foote, Skin Sake manufactures and distributes innovative skin ointments, including Skin Sake Ointment and Booty Goo Diaper Change Ointment.


Founded in 1986, OCuSOFT is a privately held research, development, and supply company specializing in eye and skin care. In 1987, it introduced the first commercially available eyelid cleanser, OCuSOFT Lid Scrub.

Old Time Pottery

Founded in 1986, Old Time Pottery is a discount home décor retailer with more than 30 stores spanning 10 states. The company's headquarters is located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

TJM Innovations

For TJM Innovations, Speed, Accuracy and Visibility through EDI Lead to Better Communication and Success with Trading Partners. 

Infinita Corporation

Infinita Increases Transaction Volume and Improves Bottom Line with No Increase in Staff.

Imperial Tobacco sees an immediate return on investment with DiSupply

DiSupply solution provides less stock shortages for retailers, increased productivity for reps, and immediate return on investment.


Oracle E-Business Suite Integration provided with DiCentral's B2B integration solution

Baker Maid

Baker Maid Products simplifies EDI Processes with DiIntegrator from DiCentral

Panamax and Furman Sound have been international leaders in award-winning, innovative power management products for more than 30 years.


With offices worldwide, Winplus is one of the fastest growing marketers and wholesalers of auto lifestyle products.


Headquartered in Chino, CA, and founded in 2000 by Henry Wang and Ming-Huh Cheng, Decorware, Inc. manufactures a variety of scented candles.

Beauty Product

Beauty Product Provider Realizes “No Impact” EDI Integration to Sage ERP X3 (Adonix) with DiCentral


Home Goods Supplier Simplifies Supply Chain Processes with DiIntegrator

Gamo Outdoor USA

Gamo Outdoor USA Takes Aim at EDI Integration

Biotechnology Company

Oracle Integration and EDI Enablement Provided with DiCentral's Managed File Integration Solution


Oracle Integration and EDI Enablement Provided with DiCentral's B2B Integration Solution


Pharmaceutical Corporation

Prominent Pharmaceutical Corporation Achieves SAP R/3 EDI Integration with DiCentral


Madison Precision

Madison Precision Products' EDI system lacked the functionality that the company needed to efficiently fulfill customer orders and effectively scale with new business

Automotive Parts Manufacturer

Manufacturer Achieves EDI Accuracy and Macola Integration with Base2 EDI


Base2 Provides KAPCO, Inc. with Just-in-Time EDI

Buyer Focused


Hibbett Sports

Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is a fast growing retailer with corporate offices located in Birmingham, Alabama....

Home Goods Retailer

One of America's largest home goods retailer. The company operates 500 superstores in 45 states and five Canadian provinces....

Yellow Box Footwear

Yellow Box Footwear supplies Zappos, Amazon.com, DSW, Lord & Taylor, Stage, & more using DiWeb


Third Party Logistics Focused


Motivational Fulfillment and Logistics Services (MFLS)-located in Chino, California-is a logistics company specializing in comprehensive fulfillment administration.




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